White Collar MVPs: Gibson Dunn's Warin & Walden

Law360, New York (November 29, 2011, 5:24 PM EST) -- When Joseph Cassano, the former head of American International Group Inc.'s financial products division, was facing a flood of investigations from law enforcement officials probing the insurance giant's near-collapse, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP partners Joe Warin and Jim Walden knew the best strategy for their client was an unconventional one: be proactive. That strategy helped Cassano avoid prosecution and earned them a spot on Law360's list of white collar MVPs.

"Our approach bucked the popular wisdom of defense lawyers, but was fundamentally based on our...
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